JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Valley Improvement Projects (VIP), a fiscally-sponsored project of Social and EnvironmentalEntrepreneurs (SEE), is accepting applications from motivated individuals to fill a part-timeCommunity Organizer position in Stanislaus County. VIP seeks to preserve the natural resources of the San Joaquin Valley by working towards minimizing or eliminating environmental degradation within our communities. Rural communities in … Continue reading Now Hiring!- help us grow our team:
Did you know VIP members and the local community have been fighting waste incineration for decades? Here are some pictures of a rally that took place back in 2006 in the town of Crows Landing, where the incinerator is located. Continue reading Let’s Talk Trash!
VIP and other orgs across the central valley are joining forces to make electric vehicles accessible to low income families and individuals.We are the Electric Vehicle Empowerment Collaborative- check out our site for more info about the various orgs involved-http://cencalasthma.org/cvec/ Let me tell you why we consider it an equity issue- For many years electric vehicles were … Continue reading Let us Plug you in- Now is the time!
Valley Improvement Projects (VIP) is a non-profit grass-roots organization from Modesto, we work on social and environmental justice issues. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of underrepresented and marginalized residents of California’s Central Valley by advocating for social and environmental justice. The Environmental Justice 101 Youth Academy is one of VIP’s projects, … Continue reading VIP Hosts a virtual Environmental Justice 101 Youth Academy-Register Here!
The last few days have been heartbreaking for those of us at Valley Improvement Projects. In late 2008, years before starting VIP, our co-founders also started “Modesto CopWatch,” a group with the goal of ending police harassment and abuse of our local community members, especially young men of color who we had witnessed be routinely … Continue reading VIP’s Statement on George Floyd and Police Brutality
Today is the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day! This now internationally recognized day has its roots right here in California and was started after an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara. Valley Improvement Projects and its members have long seen Earth Day as a great opportunity to raise awareness about the … Continue reading VIP Celebrates #EarthDay50